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Variegated Croton

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 9 May 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Codiaeum variegatum, or "variegated croton", is a species of plant in the genus Codiaeum, which is a member of the family Euphorbiaceae. It is native to southern India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the western Pacific Ocean islands, growing in open forests and scrub. It is an evergreen shrub and has large, thick, leathery, shiny evergreen leaves, alternately arranged. The inflorescences are long racemes, with male and female flowers on separate inflorescences. The male flowers are white with five small petals and 20–30 stamens. The female flowers yellowish, with no petals. The fruit is a capsule, containing three seeds. The stems contain milky sap that bleeds from cut stems.

Photo captured April 7, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/80 second F/5.0 ISO 100 45 mm

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Bruce from Tacoma, United States

The only thing better than the great photo is the explanation of it.

9 May 2012 6:28am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely image

9 May 2012 7:04am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

absolutely beautiful image and informative words

Can it be kept indoor as an apartment plant too?

9 May 2012 8:21am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb framing ! Beautiful !

9 May 2012 9:45am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful yellow.. lovely framing

9 May 2012 9:53am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very nicer tones of greens and yellows... So fresh ! Have a lovely day :)

9 May 2012 10:41am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A wonderful capture and beautifully framed.Just love the different shades of green and yellow. Thank you for very interesting information regarding this very special plant.

9 May 2012 11:38am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely framing and the tropical gold is gorgeous!

9 May 2012 11:44am

tataray from france, France

Mélange de couleurs superbe. Très belle image.)

9 May 2012 11:45am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful tight frame

9 May 2012 12:09pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Rich detail and nuances of light and shadow.

9 May 2012 1:43pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

What a lovely plant. Nice shot.

9 May 2012 1:50pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful colors and patterns on this foliage, Fantastic capture!

9 May 2012 3:45pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful and exotic plant.

9 May 2012 5:14pm

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Very interesting information.
Stunning colour tones and lovely detail.
Well done.

9 May 2012 6:51pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Excellent close up and framing!

9 May 2012 6:51pm

CrashRyan from Weehawken, NJ, United States

wonderful colors ... !

9 May 2012 8:56pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really super colours, well done

9 May 2012 9:39pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Those bright waxy leaves look strong, because of its markings I'm wondering if this is a poisonous plant ?

9 May 2012 9:50pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Fabulous colors and beautiful light !!!! Great botanical information ....

10 May 2012 12:31am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

May not be native to Florida, but this and other varieties of crotons have found a hospitable home in and around these parts. Good photo.

10 May 2012 1:17am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Love the way they unfurl themselves in this ruffled and richly colored array !!

10 May 2012 4:38am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is gorgeous.

10 May 2012 4:44am

Arash from Brisbane, Australia

very nice & colourful!

10 May 2012 5:16am

Sam from Chennai, India

Lovely yellow and green. Beautiful image. :)

10 May 2012 10:54am